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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Apr 2, 2012 9:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 40 years ago...

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the europe '72 tour, I've loaded all my recordings of the shows onto my iPod. I'm looking forward to revisiting the tour.

To those of you who have the complete recordings release - was it worth the money? I have $450 but I really don't know if it's worth that chunk of cash... I know the topic has been hashed and rehashed and rerehashed, but I'm struggling with this.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Apr 2, 2012 8:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 40 years ago...

its only worth it if you really like getting the big box sets or dead releases, and love europe 72. Otherwise you could just get the music for free.

If i had the money I would've, but i wouldve gotten it just for the sake of its limited edition status and the fact that its a huge grateful dead "thing"

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Apr 3, 2012 7:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 40 years ago...

Yup. I want it for those reasons as well, but I guess I'll put it off some more until I know I won't regret it.

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Apr 2, 2012 9:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 40 years ago...

My box remains sealed, keeping it for a future time when it can get the attention it deserves.

I like the idea that you could just buy the top 6 or 7 shows, but that's somewhat subjective and would require the process of listening to every performance, unless you're content just taking someones word for it.

Which performances would earn your top choices? Are you partial to the extended jams on songs such as Dark Star, The Other One, Truckin, Playing in the Band, China Cat > Rider, Lovelight and Good Lovin when compared to the somewhat redundant first set song selections?


4/8, 4/14, 4/24, 5/3, 5/11, and 5/26 ?

4/8, 4/14, 4/24, 4/26, 5/3, 5/4, 5/7, 5/10, 5/11 and 5/26 ?

4/8, 4/14, 4/24, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/11, and 5/26 ?




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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Apr 2, 2012 9:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 40 years ago...

If I were to pick a few selections I would have to be pretty arbitrary about it, since I actually have a relationship with almost every show. I also hesitate to get just a few of them because if I ever do decide to get the box, then I'll have superfluous copies of the same show.

Seems like the only point of buying any of them would be to buy all of them, since we all have most of these shows in such high quality anyway.